Teens, Tech & God is a podcast resource brought to you by Dr. John Thorington, director of Restoring Hearts Counseling in Huntsville, Alabama, and author of the book “Pure Teens.” The podcast is dedicated to equipping parents with the tools and knowledge to raise kids committed to God’s purpose for sexuality, the family, and the honorable use of all technology.
How to Help Your Teen Find Their Identity in Christ | Episode 7
The purpose of this broadcast is to share helpful insights in how to nurture and teach your teen about their spiritual identity. We will offer some biblical strategies to help teens become established in their identity in Christ.Read More
15. Parents: How is Social Media Affecting Your Teen?
In this episode, Dr. John offers insights on the use of social media among teens in an effort to help parents understand the current situation and what to do to guide their teens.Read More
14. Why Is Teen Suicide on the Rise?
In this episode, Dr. John addresses the rise in teen suicide and shares an important message to help parents understand the current situation and what to do to help their teens.Read More
13. What can I do if my teen is struggling with depression?
What can parents do if they think their teen is struggling with depression? Dr. John builds on content from the previous episode and offers 15 suggestions for parents to consider.Read More
12. Dealing with teen depression
In this episode, Dr. John addresses the growing problem of teen depression, which is being exasperated by the prevalence of and exposure to pornography. Dr. John will help parents identify if their teen could be suffering from depression. Read More
11. What Teens Need to Know About Sex from the Church
In this episode, Dr. John addresses the need for the church to speak to teens about sexuality as a part of a teen’s discipleship and within the context of the gospel narrative. You’ll also learn about 6 crucial ways the church can support parents in this effort.Read More
Part 3: A Digital Protection Plan for Parents | Episode 10
Dr. John shares an important message for parents: If you want to protect your children from developing an addiction to the computer, Internet, smartphone, or other digital influences, you need to have a clear plan of action.Read More
Part 2: Don’t Waste Your Real Life on a Virtual Life | Episode 9
In this episode, we continue the conversation about digital technology themes found in the book “The Digital Invasion” by Dr. Archibald Hart and Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd. Specifically, we’re going to look at how the digital invasion has reduced our capacity to live a “real life” and has robbed us of true meaning, pleasure, and fulfillment. Read More
Part 1: Four areas being affected by the digital invasion | Episode 8
The purpose of this broadcast is to share critical insights from The Digital Invasion, written by Dr. Archibald Hart and Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd. In part 1 of this three-part series, Dr. John will share how the wave of digital technology is changing us from within, physically, mentally, and especially spiritually, and he will offer some biblical strategies to become good stewards of our digital lives. Read More
Help! I just discovered my teen has been looking at pornography | Episode 6
What should parents do when they have just learned that their teen is viewing pornography? Are there some things not to do? What is the best way to initially respond? In this episode, Dr. John helps parents to know how to respond when they find out that their teen is viewing pornography. We will also address some of the most frequently asked questions from parents when they make this shocking and disturbing discovery.Read More